Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Megat's Food Fight

For several months, we noticed that Megat was not eating all his food. He would yell for dinner and then just lick at his food or eat very little. Dr L told us that he was of a good weight (actually a little tubby) and as he is alreday 15 years old, he may eat much less. However Dr L also gave us some pills to stimulate his appetite at the last review. I decided not to give him the pills then as he was still eating but decided just last Friday, to give him his half pill on alternate days.

I notice that when he gets the pill, he would finish his own food and would also be very hungry before bed. He would be quite vocal and his his saw-like vocals to good effect. However the effect of the pill would only be for 2 days max though. We tried to put some treats in his food and this has also worked a little. We are monitoring this very closely though and have tried to give him some alternative brands for wet food.


Admiral Hestorb said...

My girl the Admiral must have a steroid pill each day for appetite as she has hyper calcimia whuch takes away the appetite so that they almost totally quit eating and lose tons of weight. Very scary. She regained a pound and is holding steady.

Katnip Lounge said...

We're glad the pill has him eating. Mommy had to change our all wet food to some dry to get some weight on Kona and The Baby.

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meowmeowmans said...

We are glad to hear Megat's eating. We hope you figure it all out with how much of the pill to give him, and how often.